On-Demand

Webinars

Watch, Share, and Learn with LTC Webinars

Connect and share in real-time with educators from around the state or visit our library of on-demand webinars to grow your professional toolkit on your schedule. Illinois educators can earn up to 1 PD credit hour for attending an LTC webinar. PD credit will only be awarded for live attendance.

Have a suggestion for a webinar? Interested in presenting? Share your ideas by contacting Matt Jacobson, Online Learning Coordinator, at mjacobson@ltcillinois.org.

Upcoming Webinars

All LTC webinars are recorded and made available publicly within 7 days of airing.

Closing the Gender Gap with Girls Who Code

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Right now, Illinois districts have an unparalleled opportunity to close the gender gap in computer science learning and careers. Join Girls Who Code to discover how their free programs foster a robust passion for CS learning among girls and non-binary students, taking them confidently from primary education through college and career.

Kibret Yebetit
Kibret Yebetit
Community Partnerships Manager, Girls Who Code

Getting Started with K-8 Computer Science Standards

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Tackling Illinois’ new computer science standards may feel like a daunting task. But with the right planning and informed expectations, your district can build a robust K-8 CS program. Join us as we break down each standard in the K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 sets into easy-to-understand chunks.

Sarah Phelps
Sarah Phelps
Program Manager, Computer Science and STEM, Learning Technology Center

Re-engaging Students with Transferable Teaching & Learning Practices

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How can we keep students interested and focused on learning tasks and projects? It all starts with agency and ownership. Join us to explore practical ways to increase student engagement and ownership of their learning through using the HQPBL (Project Based Learning) framework.

Rich Dixon
Rich Dixon
Senior Director of Innovative Learning, Hapara

Use Tynker’s FREE NASA Projects to Hook Students on Coding

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Tynker’s NASA projects are a great way for teachers and students to try coding together, regardless of their experience level. Come try them out for yourself and discover how you can use these standards-aligned projects to foster your students interest in space exploration and passion for computer science learning.

Daniel Rezac
Daniel Rezac
Senior Education Partnerships Lead, Tykner

EdTech for All: Creating Accessible Digital Content

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Is your digital content truly accessible to all students, including those with visual/hearing/motor impairments or neurodiversity? Digital accessibility is an imperative if we want to close the digital divide. Join us to discover how you can intentionally and thoughtfully infuse robust accessibility into your content creation workflow using research-backed practices and edtech tools.

Joe Cipfl
Joe Cipfl
Regional Educational Technology Coordinator | Southern Region, Learning Technology Center

Get in the Game! Three Levels of Gamification

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Are you looking for a reliable way to engage students? Do you want to do less work but have a greater impact? Gamification might hold the secret to advancing the way your students learn and play in your classroom. Come discover how!

David Lerch
David Lerch
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Marissa Community Unit School District 40

Digital Literacy: Leveraging Technology to Teach Internet Safety

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Raising today’s students as digital citizens is critical to their future success. Join us to discover how EVERFI’s digital literacy resources can transform you digital citizenship curriculum and provide students with a low-risk environment for learning about internet safety.

Anna Urban
Anna Urban
K-12 Implementation Specialist, EVERFI
Jonathan Barnes
Jonathan Barnes
Implementation Specialist – Illinois, EVERFI

Tips for Teaching Cybersecurity

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With cyber threats directed at schools on the rise, now is the the time for educators to get up to speed on cybersecurity. Join us for a discussion of cybersecurity basics, as well as what students, teachers, and administrators need to know about implementation strategies and cybersecurity best practices.

Jeremy Rinkel
Jeremy Rinkel
Curriculum/Instructional Coach, Vandalia CUSD 203

Recorded Webinars

Legal Issues

School Law Update: What’s New & Noteworthy in EdTech Heading into 22-23

06. 14. 2022

Got legal questions about your district’s technology usage? Get them answered by an experienced edtech law expert so that you can start the 22-23 school year on the right track!

Matt Jacobson
Matt Jacobson
Online Learning Coordinator, Learning Technology Center

Supporting SEL with Google Workspace Tools

05. 24. 2022

There are a couple powerful SEL tools that you’re missing out on – and they’re built into Google Workspace for Education. Come discover how you can use Google Forms and Slides to assemble a powerful

Esports

How to Start an Esports Program at your School

05. 19. 2022

It’s time to pick up the controller and hit “start” on your district’s esports program. Join us as we focus in on the background knowledge needed to start a successful esports program, including current trends,

Computer Science (CS)Standards

Illinois’ New Computer Science Standards

05. 17. 2022

ISBE has recently published a new set of K-12 computer science learning standards. How can we as school leaders and classroom educators develop programs that align with these standards and meet expectations? Come discover how!

Plug & Play Lessons to Finish the Year Strong

05. 11. 2022

We’ve got your end-of-year lesson plans covered! Join us to discover how Everfi’s student-driven, standards-aligned, and self-graded resources can help your classroom finish out the school year on a high note.

EVERFI
EVERFI
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Digital Citizenship

Teaching Digital Citizenship with Technology Tools

05. 10. 2022

Today’s students walk into our classroom with a mix of good and bad technology use habits. Let’s help them become tomorrow’s savvy, empathetic digital citizens using a variety of free resources that’ll help them sharpen

Supporting SEL with Technology Integration

05. 03. 2022

Social-emotional learning (SEL) is vitally important to our students’ success and well-being, both in school and beyond. Come discover how you can support students’ social-emotional learning through a variety of simple, accessible technology solutions.

Creation and CreativityStudent Voice

Creativity and Student Voice – A Foundation for the 4 Cs

04. 26. 2022

Student voice can play a crucial role in the learning experience, regardless of subject area or grade level. Come discover how you can infuse more memorable opportunities to amplify those important voices through visual design,

Creation and Creativity

Concrete Ways Tech Can Support the Arts

04. 19. 2022

Between iPads, Procreate, and the Adobe CC suite, there are all kinds of tech tools available to today’s creative minds. But how can we use those same tools to help our students unlock their own

Engaging Students with Research-Based Strategies

04. 12. 2022

The concept of student engagement is frequently discussed in the education field. But have you ever thought about what research says about engagement? Tune into this 1-hour webinar to discover three research-backed strategies that you

Funding

Emergency Connectivity Fund Round 3 – How To Apply and More

04. 08. 2022

Have you heard? The FCC has announced a third round of Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) funding to help schools secure the tools and services needed to facilitate remote learning. Tune in to learn about how

Creation and Creativity

Promoting Student Creativity with Tech

04. 05. 2022

How can technology help us break free of our “cookie-cutter” lessons and support student voice and choice in the classroom? This 1-hour webinar will explore opportunities to integrate creativity-focused technologies into the classroom and highlight

Miss a Webinar?

Full recordings of all LTC webinars, as well as our full video archive, can be found viewed for FREE on our YouTube channel.

There, you’ll also find a variety of timely, short-form videos, including webinar snippets and our Monthly Tech Tips.